Category Archives: Exhibitions

Horst at The V&A

The V&A exhibition of the photographs of Horst P Horst continues till 4th January 2015, so plenty of time to get down to South Ken to see some of the greatest Vogue covers shot. A fascinating collection of fashion images and personal work.  I found the shear number of covers he shot for Vogue truly amazing, and the curators must be congratulated on the way they display this vast collection. But, and this is a similar complaint I had with the Bailey exhibition, I was disappointed with the size and prominence given to his most famous work. In particular "The Mainbocher corset" which while interesting to see how it had been retouched for publication was disappointingly small. Information about the exhibition cam be found at:  

Bailey’s Stardust

Just been to the Bailey exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery, it's big, but not sure it's all that clever.

I like Bailey's photography, some of his images are incredibly impressive, specially his portraits on white backgrounds, but I came away from the exhibition feeling a bit disappointed. Why were so many of the classic images so hard to find, printed small amongst lesser photographs? I know this could be described as a populist view, but think this is his only large individual exhibition to date, think it could have been curated better. Well that's my view, have you been? Let me know what you thought. Information on the exhibition here.